Thanks so much to Yolanda for having me on her blog for this awesome event! As a reader and author of IR/MC fiction, I’m always excited to help spread the word about the genre, meet my fellow authors and add new books to my reading pile.
Ever since Genesis Press made waves bringing IR/MC fiction to readers, I’ve been ecstatic to see heroines like myself, heroes like my husband and different situations to lose myself in. Finally there were stories with complex characters like the ones I wrote since I put pen to paper! 🙂
I came into romance later than most readers of the genre. I started out loving sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers and suspense. I first started writing horror stories and some dark sci-fi stories that finished with some pretty downer endings. Definitely not HEAs! Later on, I began to write some lighter work and explore more of the emotional side of storytelling. That’s one reason I love the romance genre. The fast paced action books like their movie counterparts kept me on the edge of my seat and the thrilling characters made me root for them to get the baddie in the end.
As a fan of La Femme Nikita, The Professional, Strange Days, The Terminator movies, Blade Runner and so many more action flicks, I wanted to see more heroines like me right in the middle of the action. Over the course of my writing career, I raked up a ton of unpublished stories that never saw the light of day (some that never will *smiles*) but a few that did. One was my romantic suspense novel Before Dawn Breaks (to be re-released this July), my screenplay turned novel Wild Manhattan (now called The Comfort of Strangers – Coming this May) and my upcoming action suspense thriller On the Cut (Coming this Summer). For a long time, I thought the only thing readers wanted was contemporary romances. Although I liked reading them, contemporaries were the go-to popular romance stories. It wasn’t my forte, but still I decided to hop wholeheartedly into learning more about them and getting to love them. In the back of my mind, I still wanted to write the action, suspenseful, noir and speculative works that were my true passion.
As time went on, I felt like a square peg trying to fit myself into a circle. I wanted to garner a large reading base but at the same time, I wanted to write what I loved. 2014 was my year. After taking a hiatus to get married, move across country (not once, but twice in the same year) I wanted to make some changes in my professional life as I had in my personal one.
Now, as I’m ready to hop right back into the writing foray once again, I’m excited to bring out some books that are close to my heart including the last in my Ashen Twilight series and a brand new, spiffy romantic suspense that I’m excited to post as a cover reveal right here.
I may be a bit of an outlier not only in romance but also IR romance. My stories may not be traditional but I love writing them and, who knows, there may be some readers looking for what I like to read and write. And that’s what makes the writing experience all the more rewarding for me.
Coming Summer 2014
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